Investment charity One Ark celebrates first anniversary

Liverpool’s One Ark, an investment charity partnered with the Big Lottery funded initiative TalentMatch LCR, will celebrate its first anniversary at an event at the Albert Dock this month, after investing £6.6 million into the Liverpool City Region.

Young people who have been helped by TalentMatch have been invited to attend a question and answer session to garner the advice and opinions of a panel of decision makers from across the region, including One Ark’s social impact co-ordinator Helen Paton and Councillor Nick Small.

TalentMatch LCR is aimed at young people aged from 18 to 24 who have been out of employment, education or training for more than 12 months and who have the most trouble entering the job market.

Director of enterprise and investment at One Ark, Helen Wills, said:

“We partner with local agencies and likeminded organisations wherever possible to create inspiring and sustainable opportunities for Liverpool city region residents who wouldn’t normally have access to them.

“Everyone we work with shares our desire to help and support the people who live in the communities that surround us.

“Our work with TalentMatch LCR is a perfect example of this and we’re proud to team up with the initiative to create real chances for young people who haven’t had an easy start or who may be considered vulnerable.

“We’re passionate about championing projects which raise the aspirations of young people and generate even more positive life changes for people throughout the region.”


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Words: Peter Cribley

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